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New South Wales - Organisation

Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation (c. 2000 - )

From
c. 2000
Categories
Anglican, Care Provider, Foster Care, Protestant, Records Access Service, Records Holder and Residential Care
Alternative Names
  • CASPA (acronym)
Website
http://www.caspa.asn.au/

Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation (CASPA) was the name chosen by the North Coast Children's Home Inc in 2000. In 2013 CASPA, which was linked with Anglicare, provided residential and outreach programmes for children and young people in out-of-home care, foster care, disability care and mental health.

Details

By the early twentieth century the North Coast Children's Home was changing its purpose and young people in its care found the name stigmatising and asked if it could be changed. According to CASPA's website, the name CASPA was inspired by the cartoon character Casper the friendly ghost.

Timeline

 c. 1920 - c. 2000 North Coast Children's Home
       c. 2000 - Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation

Publications

Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: CASPA, 'The North Coast Children's Home', in Child and Adolescent Specialist Programs and Accommodation, 2012-2013, http://www.caspa.asn.au/short-history.

Prepared by: Naomi Parry